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Elon Phoenix vs Davidson Wildcats

Listen in at 1:30 when the Elon Phoenix take on the Davidson Wildcats in WSOE SPorts final broadcast of the 2011 baseball season. Christian Binder and Sean Dolan are on the call as the Phoenix look to continue their strong play and sweep their North Carolina rival. Tune in on 89.3 FM or by clicking the “Listen live” link above.

Baseball: Elon Phoenix vs. East Carolina Pirates

Be sure to tune into WSOE’s broadcast of the Elon University Phoenix as they host the East Carolina Pirates tonight at 7:00 PM at Latham Park. The game will be called by Matt Curry and Sean Dolan. WSOE’s coverage will begin at 6:45 PM, and can be listened to at WSOE 89.3 FM and also online through the “listen live” feature. To read live blog updates from the game click on the link below.

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4th and 15 Mock Draft

We at 4th and 15 are all about keeping track of who’s wrong and who’s right. In keeping with that tradition, we’re gonna keep a record, then we’ll check our mock draft with the actual draft and see how we did.

1) St. Louis Rams – Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
2) Detroit Lions – Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
3) Tampa Bay Buccaneers -Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
4) Washington Redskins – Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
5) Kansas City Chiefs – Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
6) Seattle Seahawks – C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
7) Cleveland Browns – Earl Thomas , S, Texas
8 ) Oakland Raiders – Taylor Mays, S, USC
9) Buffalo Bills – Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
10) Jacksonville Jaguars – Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
11) Denver Broncos (from Chicago) – Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
12) Miami Dolphins – Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida
13) San Francisco 49ers – Joe Haden, CB, Florida
14) Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) – Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
15) New York Giants – Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
16) Tennessee Titans – Brandon Graham, LB, Michigan
17) San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina) – Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
18) Pittsburgh Steelers – Mike Iupati, G, Idaho
19) Atlanta Falcons – Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama
20) Houston Texans – Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida
21) Cincinnati Bengals – Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
22) New England Patriots – Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas
23) Green Bay Packers – Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
24) Philadelphia Eagles – Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
25) Baltimore Ravens – Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
26) Arizona Cardinals – Charles Brown, OT, USC
27) Dallas Cowboys – Patrick Robinson, CB, South Florida
28) San Diego Chargers – Jahvid Best, RB, California
29) New York Jets – Jerry Hughes, LB, Texas Christian
30) Minnesota Vikings – Nate Allen, S, South Florida
31) Indianapolis Colts – Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
32) New Orleans Saints – Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri

And there you have it. We’ll check our results on next week’s show and let you know how we did.

Super Bowl Prediction

I’ve had a rough year of NFL playoff predictions, but hey, everyone has their days. Here is my Super Bowl breakdown –

COLTS/Saints – I feel this game will come down to the quarterbacks. I have said it before and I will say it again: NEVER bet against Peyton Manning if he doesn’t give you a reason to. He systematically manhandled the best defense in the league two weeks ago against the Jets, and the Saints run a similar style of aggressive, hard-hitting defense. Even after falling behind early, Peyton was able to maintain composure (like always) and lead his team to victory. Now he enters Super Sunday, a night in which he already has claimed a championship ring. He quite literally is the heart and soul of this Indianapolis team; his offense boasts a chemistry that is unmatched by any team in the league, largely due to his ability to micro-manage the offense at the line of scrimmage and his teammates’ trust in his judgement. On the other hand, Drew Brees is nothing short of a great quarterback either. He was the most accurate passer in the league this year, and the weapons around him rival those around Manning. Frankly, the only reason Manning and Brees are held to different standards is Peyton’s ring. Like the rest of the Saints franchise, Brees has never gotten this far in the playoffs, and he typically has not been able to replicate his regular season success after week 17. However, if Brees manages to lead his team to victory, we could very well put him and Manning in the same group of elite, historic quarterbacks.

Overall, I believe the Colts are simply too complete a team to bet against. They lost games in the regular season when they didn’t necessarily want to win, while the Saints lost games that they worked hard to win. Unless Manning falls to an injury, this offense will be too potent for the aggressive Saints defense. The Saints do have some intangibles working their way though. They are playing for a ravished city that relies on them for inspiration, Brees will be looking to cement his status as an elite quarterback with a championship, and the team has an underdog status that gives them something to prove. It will be an exciting shootout, but the Colts will win 34-28.

Sean Dolan
sdolan2@elon.edu

Playoffs Round 2

Well wildcard weekend was a disaster for me.  0 for 4?  Didn’t see that coming…  Hopefully I can improve this week.

CARDINALS/Saints – Last week was a wake-up call for me, as I’m sure it was for countless other football fans across the nation.  Kurt Warner is still a great quarterback (I would argue the greatest playoff quarterback in history).  Larry Fitzgerald (as well as the entire Arizona offense) can function without Anquan Boldin, who is expected to play anyway.  I simply cannot pick against this team right now, even away against a Saints team that was once the greatest in the NFL.  The Saints’ offense is still a force to be reckoned with, but I need Drew Brees to prove to me that he can get the gears turning consistently for this team.  The Saints have lost three straight, and not when they were necessarily trying to lose.  I like Arizona in another high-scoring affair, 35-31.

Cowboys/VIKINGS – This game is pretty much impossible to call with confidence.  The Cowboys are the hottest team in the NFL right now, coming off their second convincing win against the Eagles in a row.  Tony Romo has looked fantastic both when pressured and when given time to throw, and the offensive line has been dominating the trenches.  Not to mention the three-headed rushing attack Dallas boasts.  But if there’s any defense in the league that will slow them down, it’s that of the Vikings.  Jared Allen should be able to pressure Romo, and if the secondary can keep up with Miles Austin and Jason Witten, they should be able to force mistakes.  On the other side of the ball, the Vikings’ O-line needs to protect Brett Favre.  He has a lot of confidence after their systematic destruction of the Giants and a lot of rest after the bye.  The Cowboys cannot let Favre get comfortable, but they also cannot ignore one of the league’s premiere rushers in Adrian Peterson.  It’s a coin flip, really, but I’ll take Minnesota, 17-16.

Ravens/COLTS – I love the Ravens.  I love the aggressive, physical play of the defense.  I love Ray Rice and his ability to pick up yards after first contact.  I love Joe Flacco and the way he maintains composure in tough situations.  But the Colts are just too good.  Until Peyton Manning gives me a reason to doubt him, I won’t.  The Ravens got away with running the ball all the time last week because the Patriots couldn’t stop it.  Gary Brackett will not let the defense be that weak against the run.  Put simply, the Colts will dominate both sides of the ball and put an end to the Ravens’ Cinderella story.  Colts win, 34- 14.

Jets/CHARGERS – I must admit that I was very surprised by the Jets’ play last weekend.  Mark Sanchez was effective when asked to perform, and Shonne Green filled in nicely for Thomas Jones’s fatigued legs.  But I believe the Chargers’ defense will be good enough to disrupt the Jets offense.  However, where the Jets do stand a chance is on defense, where Derelle Revis has shut down every wide receiver teams have thrown at him all season.  He handled Chad Ochocinco last weekend; he’ll have no problems with Vincent Jackson.  Antonio Gates should have a good game, and I think LaDanian Tomlinson will be eager to dispel the criticism he has received this year regarding his underwhelming performance.  I give it to the Chargers, 27-20.

Sean Dolan

sdolan2@elon.edu

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